Nigerian students vow to shutdown airports over lingering ASUU strike

National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS) on Saturday, threatened to halt operations at all international airports in the country until the seven-month standoff between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities is resolved.

NANS issued this threat at the end of its national meeting in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.

The students’ body condemned the way the Federal Government has been treating the striking lecturers and the education sector in general.

The students claimed that the four-day closure of highways and expressways was a success, saying this was why they’ve decided to stop international travel beginning on September 19, 2022, so that the bourgeois and the government would experience the suffering that students had been going through in the past seven months.

The NANS National Task Force on “End ASUU Strike Now” Chairman, Ojo Raymond Olumide, said that students were already tired of pleading with both parties about the necessity of ending the strike.

He said, “The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration must settle all outstanding arrears and the lecturers’ salaries”, Olumide said, adding that the airports that would be occupied will remain closed until the strike is called off.

“We shall begin another round of protest next week by storming the airspaces on Monday, 19th September 2022 to #OccupyTheAirports. We want to let the world know about the pains and anguish students are going through.

“Nigerian students whose parents create the commonwealth cannot continue to be suffering at home alongside our lecturers while the few who gain from our sweats and blood have their kids abroad jollying and flexing.

“We will, by this statement, not beg again. We shall be mobilizing all students to shut down the country. No Education! No Movement!”

Lambasting the Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola, over his purported comment on the barricade of Federal roads by the students, NANS passed a vote of no confidence on both the ministers of Labour and Education.


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